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A 21st Century Census Curated Data Enterprise. A Bold New Approach to Create Official Statistics.

Sallie Keller, Kenneth Prewitt, John Thompson, Steve Jost, Christopher Barrett, Sarah Nusser, Joseph Salvo & Stephanie Shipp
The Framers of our Constitution laid the cornerstone for the federal statistical system by requiring a decennial census as the basis for apportioning the House of Representatives. Over the next 233 years, the Census Bureau’s mission has expanded to serve as the nation’s leading provider of comprehensive, quality data about its people and the economy. To achieve this mission, the Census Bureau has made a steady set of innovations to modernize its data collection and...

Technical Report - Detecting Federally Funded Research and Development Trends Using Machine Learning and Information Retrieval Methods

Kathryn Linehan, Eric Oh, Joel Thurston, Guy Leonel SIWE, Madeline Garrett, Sallie Keller, Stephanie Shipp, Audrey Kindlon & John Jankowski
Federal RePORTER, a recently retired federally funded research and development (R&D) grant database, contained a vast amount of information on federally funded R&D and was utilized by researchers, citizens, and policymakers alike to uncover insights. In this report, we provide a classification of research topics contained within Federal RePORTER project abstracts, as well as trends in these topics over time, using natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning techniques. In collaboration with the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES),...

What the Adult Training and Education Survey Tells Us About the Skilled Technical Workforce

Vicki Lancaster
As defined by Rothwell (2016), a job in the skilled technical workforce (STW) is one that is open to an individual without a bachelor’s degree who has a high level of knowledge in a technical domain such as computers, mathematics, healthcare, architecture, engineering, construction, or extraction. The United States needs a STW to foster innovation and remain competitive in the global economy, but findings by the National Academies’ in Building America’s Skilled Technical Workforce (2017)...

Understanding the State of Nursing Homes and Residential Care Facilities - A Use Case to Support the Development of the Curated Data Enterprise

Stephanie Shipp, Joseph Salvo & Stephanie Zhang
Use Cases are a mechanism to engage the research community and promote methodological research to develop and implement the proposed U.S. Census Bureau Curated Data Enterprise (CDE). The CDE is both an infrastructure and a continuously evolving ambition to create statistical data products that address today’s complex social problems by leveraging diverse data flows, including administrative and government records, surveys, social media, and sensors. The CDE supports discovering and integrating administrative records with survey data...

Distribution of Census-Guided Federal Funds - Establishing the Feasibility of an Essential-Data Decennial Census and 21st Century Census Information Platform

Sallie Keller & Stephanie Shipp
We propose to return the decennial census to its original focus to fully enumerate the population for apportionment through an Essential-Data Count of the Resident Population. This would be connected to a 21st Century Census Information Platform designed to provide continuous measurements over the decade through the augmentation of the 2020 decennial census with multi-source federal and private sector data sources. This would be designed to provide continuous measurements for use in the allocation of...

Redistricting Congressional and State Legislative Districts - A Proposal for an Essential-Data Count of the Resident Population for the Decennial Census and 21st Century Census Information Platform

Sallie Keller & Stephanie Shipp
James Madison proposed that the census collect information beyond an enumeration of the population. Congress agreed and amended the Census Act of 1790 to allow for the addition of questions about age, gender, and race. The decennial census has asked additional questions since then, going far beyond those needed for apportionment. We propose to return the decennial census in 2030 to its original focus to fully enumerate the population for apportionment through an Essential-Data Count...

Using Administrative Records in Official Statistics and Social Science Research

Teja Pristavec, Stephanie Shipp & Sallie Keller
National statistical offices typically rely on census population counts and surveys to estimate social, demographic, and economic changes, as well as program use and other indicators crucial for funding allocation and effective decision-making. These same data are foundational to social science research. However, declining response rates, increasing costs, and societal change outpacing field data collection challenges survey quality. This timely topic lays the groundwork for a new way of thinking about information about our country...

Designating the Skilled Technical Workforce Using O*NET-SOC (2019)

Vicki Lancaster
In 2015, Rothwell defined the Skilled Technical Workforce (STW) and operationalized it using the Content Model survey data from the Department of Labor’s Occupational Information Network (O*NET). This paper uses Rothwell’s metrics and criteria to assign STW designations using the O*NET 25.1 Content Model data which aligns with the most current Bureau of Labor Statistics Standard Occupation Classification (SOC) codes. In the first part of our paper, we provide a discussion of the issues inherent...

Central Virginia Equity Profile

Christopher Barber, Connor Burke, Kendall Carter, Ashley Clubb, Jennah Coltrain, Carreen De cardenas, Sophie Delzell, Nancy Etro, Caroline Gaenzle, Jedediah Grant, Erin Herock, Roy Jenkins, Emelia Lehmann, Gabrielle Linder, Aziza Longi, Rachael Miller, Molly Nealon, Conor O'Donnell, Tyler Pearre, Sarah Rizk, Jenni Rogan, Lily Slonim, John Strangfeld, Ramya Tella, Emily Thomas … & Paige Werman
The purpose of this Regional Equity Profile (“report”) is to expand upon the work completed in Albemarle County’s 2021 Equity Profile by developing similar equity profiles for other localities in the surrounding region, specifically those localities in the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC). This includes the City of Charlottesville and the Counties of Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson. The Regional Equity Profile seeks to identify the environmental, social, and economic factors that affect quality...

Advancing Hyku: Annual Report for Year One, October 2019-August 2020

Ellen Ramsey, Ilkay Holt, Rachael Kotarski, Brian Hole, Elisa Barrett & Chris Colvard
This report is a deliverable of the Advancing Hyku: Open Source Institutional Repository Platform Development” project, funded by Arcadia—a charitable fund of philanthropists Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin The Advancing Hyku project is designed to complete the design and implementation of specific advances to the open-source community repository product Hyku. Upon project completion, these advances will drive green open access and will increase value to researchers with a combined approach of auto-population and expanding the...

Advancing Hyku: Open Source Institutional Repository Platform Development Final Report, October 2019-April 2022

Ellen Ramsey, Ilkay Holt, Rachael Kotarski, Brian Hole, Elisa Barrett & Sherry Lake
This report is a deliverable of the Advancing Hyku: Open Source Institutional Repository Platform Development project, funded by Arcadia—a charitable fund of philanthropists Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin. The Advancing Hyku project completed design and implementation of specific advances to the open-source community repository product Hyku, part of the Samvera repository framework. These advances drive green open access and increase value to researchers with a combined approach of auto-population and expanding the array of integrated,...

Building a Case Study of Migration and the Curated Data Enterprise - Essential Elements

Joseph Salvo, Stephanie Shipp & Stephanie Zhang
The Curated Data Enterprise (CDE) is both an infrastructure and a continuously evolving ambition to empower and enable Census Bureau scientists and their data users to develop together new measures of the nation’s people, places, and economy. The CDE could be an engine for better migration and mobility data, leading to improved planning for labor market changes, emergency response, and state revenue projections. State and local economic planners and demographers need information about the interplay...

A New Approach for the 2030 Decennial Census - A 21st Century Census for a 21st Century Society

Sallie Keller & Stephanie Shipp
The founding fathers realized a census was necessary to establish the republican form of government based on the representation of the resident population as it distributed itself across the original 13 states and then spread into new territories, soon to become new states. The decennial census was a mechanism to apportion the House of Representatives based on each state's population size. It was early recognized that the massive effort to count everyone in the growing...

Review of Burning Glass Job-ad Data

Vicki Lancaster
Posting and searching online job-ads is ubiquitous in the U.S. labor market for both employers and job seekers. Job seekers who search online job-ads are much more likely to find work and find work faster than those who do not (Faberman & Kudlyak, 2016). In addition, the job-ads posted by employers on corporate websites and online job boards provide a source of opportunity data that has opened up new avenues for research. This technical document...

Defining the Role of Gig Employment in the Post-Pandemic World of Work and the Curated Data Enterprise

Joseph Salvo, Stephanie Shipp & Stephanie Zhang
Definitive estimates of gig employment, also known as alternative employment arrangements, vary widely depending on the definitions and sources used. Estimates range from a low of 15 million to a high of 55 million workers. As these estimates demonstrate, refining the definition of gig employment is challenging. Definitions include some mix of individuals who are paid by a temporary help agency or contract company or are on-call workers or independent contractors. The BLS CPS Contingent...

Structural Analysis of Ultra-Faint Dwarf Galaxy Horologium I

Madeline Gyllenhoff
We use Hubble Space Telescope (HST) photometry to study the morphology of the low luminosity Milky Way (MW) satellite Horologium I (Hor I). Previous literature values of Hor I are further refined through the fitting of galactic models using a Maximum Likelihood algorithm applied to HST data to fit two density profiles: exponential and Plummer. This ultra-faint dwarf (UFD) galaxy has structural parameters of elliptical half-light radius $a_{h, exp}= 1.99'^{+0.24}_{-0.20}$ for the exponential model and...

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